Definition of Native language

1. Noun. The language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood.

Definition of Native language

1. Noun. The language of a Native or Aboriginal people (often capitalized). ¹

2. Noun. One's first language, learned in early childhood. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Native Language

native bear
native beech
native cat
native cats
native code
native codes
native companion
native companions
native conformation
native cranberry
native element
native fuchsia
native ground
native holly
native land
native language (current term)
native languages
native monkey
native orange
native peach
native pear
native pomegranate
native protein
native resolution
native soil
native son
native sons
native speaker
native speakers
native species

Literary usage of Native language

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the English Language by Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury (1894)
"Effect of the Conquest upon the native language.— Two general facts in regard to language become apparent as the effect of the Conquest. ..."

2. The Practical Study of Languages: A Guide for Teachers and Learners by Henry Sweet (1906)
"Or there may be text-books, grammars, dictionaries in plenty, but not in the learner's native language; thus no one can learn Finnish without knowing ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1877)
"Ол the Educational Value of their native language to ... To ignore or exclude the native language from the school was to prolong the use of the Gaelic ..."

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